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Coast Guard medevacs man 35 miles offshore

The Coast Guard medevaced a man Thursday requiring medical assistance aboard a commercial fishing vessel east of Delaware’s Fenwick Island.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia received a call on VHF marine radio channel 16 at approximately 1:15 p.m. Tuesday from the 92-foot commercial fishing vessel Alaska indicating a 34-year-old male aboard the vessel experienced a puncture wound while working.

Click here for the full report, including video taken from the Coast Guard helicopter of the man being hoisted on board.